Nigel Pearson needs to be sacked by Leicester City

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Nigel Pearson may have won the manager of the month award for April, but several controversial events throughout the season has led me to believe that he isn't fit for a managerial role.

Despite his spats with journalists and player, the former Hull City manager has revitalised Leicester City throughout April just before time seemed to have run out for the Foxes.

Barring their unlucky defeat against Chelsea last week, Leicester went throughout April undefeated and continued their fortunes over to May with a 3-0 demolition over Newcastle United.

So, why is he a bad manager if he has steered his side to the shore?

No respect for fans

In my eyes, the best clubs are where the managers and the fans get along with each other. However, after a nine match losing streak, tempers were boiling in the stands when some of the fans began shouting abusively towards Pearson. But it was the reaction of the Foxes boss that shocked everyone when he told his "friend" to "f*** off and die."

The club proceeded with a full investigation over the confrontation, and despite officials revealing that his behaviour was totally unacceptable, he went unpunished.

Pearson isn't fond of journalists

Pearson was in the football headlines after calling a journalist an "ostrich", but another confrontation with a different reporter earlier in the season lead to further controversy.

After Leicester's 0-0 draw against Hull City in mid-March, Pearson called a journalist a "pr***" after questioning him over his players actions in trying to manipulate the referee's decision in sending off Alex Bruce.

It was compared to that of Chelsea's players earlier in that week when Zlatan Ibrahimovic was sent off in a Champions League tie.

However, it would appear that Pearson isn't all that fond with journalists at all, as reinforced in a post match press conference following Leicester's 3-1 defeat to Chelsea.

The 51-year-old did not respond particularly well to a line of questioning from reporter Ian Baker and, now infamously, labelled him an 'ostrich'. A media furore resulted in an embarrassing apology from the Foxes boss, and suggestions he had bullied Baker.

Good old social media was quick to react and provided us with plenty of comedy after the news emerged as many photoshopped Pearson's head onto an ostrich's body.

After two minutes of ranting, Pearson stormed out of the conference room, instructing those left behind not to thank him for their "stupid and silly comments."

Confusing clash with McArthur

In Leicester's huge crunch match against Crystal Palace back in February, James McArthur accidentally fell into Pearson, but the 51-year-old appeared to strangle the Scottish midfielder, and when Palace's summer signing returned to his feet, Pearson didn't release his grasp.

In fact, it was a good ten seconds until McArthur was set free by Pearson.

Again, an investigation over the assault was carried out, but no further action was taken.

Don't get me wrong, Pearson is a great manager. Tactically, he has saved Leicester's Premier League status, but he sets a despicable role model.


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